LeBron James special ‘Becoming’ to premiere on Disney XD (VIDEO)

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We told you about LeBron James signing on to co-produce a series for children about the journeys of some of today’s top athletes.

The time for that series to debut is upon is, and James himself will be the subject of the very first episode.

From the official release:

An additional 5:30 p.m. telecast of “Becoming,” a special about worldwide basketball star LeBron James’ trajectory to the top of his game, has been added as a “sneak play” to the SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 schedule on Disney X D.  It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney X D, and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

Filmed in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, “Becoming” includes rarely seen footage from LeBron James’ earliest days in sports including the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) where he played youth basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars, as well as his record-setting days at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he garnered worldwide attention. James, along with those close to him including lifelong friends, mentors, teammates and former coaches, will share candid memories with his young fans during the special.

The clip above is one of four that were released to tease the special, and shows the insane amount of hype that James endured while playing at the high school level.

The 2014-15 NBA season begins on Oct. 28, and LeBron and the Cavaliers will play their first game at home against the Knicks on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. ET.